Ghanaian IT teacher who drew Microsoft Word interface on a black board gets Microsoft's attention

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Ghanaian IT teacher who drew Microsoft Word interface on a black board gets Microsoft's attention

It does't matter what it takes to teach, just teach. This quote is for the teachers to draw inspiration from an ICT teacher, Richard Akoto Appiah who, in the absence of a computer, drew an interactive Microsoft Word interface on a blackboard to teach his pupils at Betenase M/A Junior High School. The school had not computers but still, he went to the limits.

Richard Akoto Appiah has arrived in Singapore to attend the Microsoft Education Exchange 2018.

The viral images of the 34-year-old Richard Akoto Appiah – known as Owura Kwadwo Hottish on Facebook drawing a diagram of Microsoft Word for his pupils at Betenase M/A Junior High School in the town of Sekyedomase drew the attention of Microsoft Africa.
Ghanaian IT teacher who drew Microsoft Word interface on a black board gets Microsoft's attention

Mr. Akoto has just won the Best teacher of the year 2018. 


Ghanaian IT teacher who drew Microsoft Word interface on a black board gets Microsoft's attention

“I wanted them to know or see how the window will appear if they were to be behind a computer,” Akoto told CNN. “Always wanted them to have interest in the subject so I always do my possible best for them.”

“Teaching of ICT in Ghana’s school is very funny,” he says on the caption accompanying the post.

Akoto’s 100-plus pupils were happy about the drawing because it made the explanation about launching Microsoft Word simple for them, he said. And this is not the first time he had illustrated IT technology on the board.

“I have been doing this every time the lesson I’m teaching demands it,” he said. “I’ve drawn monitors, system units, keyboards, mouse, formatting toolbar, drawing toolbar, save as dialogue box and so on.”

His post came to the notice of Microsoft Africa who promised to equip him with few device and access to the MCE program and free professional development resources to boost his teaching experience. Unfailingly, Microsoft fulfilled their promise according to the facebook post made by Akoto.

“Just arrived in Singapore for the Microsoft Global Education Exchange Summit. Looking forward to learn something new. #thanksMicrosoft,” Owura Kwadwo posted on Facebook.

Ghanaian IT teacher who drew Microsoft Word interface on a black board gets Microsoft's attention


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